We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Features Animals
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Helston TR12 6UG, England
Phone Number:
+44 1326 221361
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,583 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 648
  • 483
    Very good
  • 219
  • 129
  • 89
Worthwhile visit

Visited whilst we were staying at a Haven site in Hayle. My husband has always wanted to come here and I'm quite fond of seals and penguins. We managed to get in using the parent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gloucester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,583 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,568: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Guarantee when Merlin takes over something good and turns it into an 'attraction ' it becomes very unattractive. Expensive entry prices, disgusting cafe . Fine if you don't want anything other than pasty or sausage roll. Shame they couldn't have afforded to keep it as it was. p.s. Merlin ruined lands end too

Thank Kathryn G
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited whilst we were staying at a Haven site in Hayle. My husband has always wanted to come here and I'm quite fond of seals and penguins. We managed to get in using the parent and toddler deal that I pre booked online on the morning before we left. We paid £20 for 2 adults and 2 children aged 5... More 

Thank Glos79
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is well worth visiting for a few hours. The setting is lovely and the staff do a really good job informing visitors about how they look after the seals and help them return to the wild. Really interesting for children and adults alike and although not cheap, you can see that the money is put to good use.... More 

Thank Andrew4d
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I visited the sanctuary over the Easter holidays having first been there some 6 years ago. We were pleasantly surprised that the high standards of care still existed and the old favourite resident seals were still in the communal pool. We watched the seals being fed – (and the seagulls unfortunately!) and to the explanations of the... More 

Thank Mark P
Level Contributor
147 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As frequent visitors to Cornwall we have never been to the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek. It has always been on our list. It is a wonderful place for children and parents to visit together. There are interactive boards throughout the whole site where children can answer questions about wildlife. It is mainly a rehabilitation centre for sick and injured seals... More 

Thank Steven S
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, with our 15 year old daughter, she really enjoyed seeing the various shows. Me and the wife also really enjoyed the shows. The place is nice and clean, the staff, are nothing but friendly, and very helpful, couldn't do enough to help, which is a really nice change, to see such you people who... More 

Thank Dave C
plymouth devon
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my favourite place to visit with my family and the dog. The staff are freindly and they work really hard to look after these seals. Bring a a picnic and enjoy the calm and the views. We come from plymoith on a day trip then stop at Rick Steins in Falmouth for some fish and chips on the... More 

Thank ippyi
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
134 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great setting and an interesting place to visit. Not cheap but understandable what with the cost to run it. Kids can have a good day here as there is more than just seals on show

Thank David R
Level Contributor
77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a small sanctuary. That we enjoyed having a look round. Not really an all day thing. The seals were lovely and they are doing a fantastic job. Not really loads to do.

Thank Kate P
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

An informative and enjoyable visit with the Seals, also has Sea-Lions, Penguins and Otters. some very nice nature walking paths and picnic areas. A bit steep on entry price for a quick visit, but bring a packed lunch and a book and just spend a couple of hours watching the seals and the relaxation of it will make it worth... More 

Thank Outrungod

Travellers who viewed Cornish Seal Sanctuary also viewed


Been to Cornish Seal Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cornish Seal Sanctuary and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Cornish Seal Sanctuary staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?